[:en]Lower stimulation protocol associated with improved embryo quality[:]

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[:en]Patients undergoing IVF that results in poor embryo quality have a decreased chance of success. Most ovarian stimulation protocols use high doses of gonadotropins for women with lower egg numbers, but animal studies have shown adverse effects on the eggs. Recently, at the last national meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, we presented our findings that embryo quality can be improved with a novel “low stimulation” protocol combining clomiphene citrate with low dose gonadotropins. Embryo quality was significantly better utilizing the low stimulation protocol, and the number of eggs retrieved remained unchanged. At Reproductive Partners UCSD Regional Fertility Center, we are committed to remaining on the cutting edge of our field and creating individualized treatment plans for each of our patients.[:]